Now accepting applications! Take your idea to the next level
Are you Innovative?
The Koffman Incubator Accelerator Program is designed for innovative startups. Do you have a unique product or service with the potential to become something big? If so, this program is for you!
Want to move YOUR VENTURE forward?
So, you’ve got the next big idea… now what? Who is your customer? What is your market? Where do you get funding?…. The questions are endless! The Accelerator program uses consolidated courses and hands-on mentoring to guide your venture forward.
Our state of the art facility, business-centered partners, expert mentors
Companies accepted into this program will be put through a crash course on the Business Model Canvas and in-person interviews, determining if their product or service is a viable company. Facilitated throughout the year, the course ends with a go, no-go, or a pivot on the concept. Graduates of the course are encouraged to apply for the Business Incubation program.
“The point of the Accelerator Program is truly to identify product-market fit. All sorts of people come up with ideas ― whether the market wants it or not is a whole different story,” — Dan Mori.
Modern Space for the modern company
The Koffman Southern Tier Incubator houses, on average, 25 startups actively pioneering innovation in the respective fields. This state of the art facility has not only the ecosystem but also the infrastructure to foster your venture.
Mentoring to Match
Experienced mentors will work one-on-one to address each venture’s strengths and weaknesses, applying coursework in the most effective way and catering to the specific pain points of each unique industry.
Here for you
Your success is our success. The goal of this program is to build successful ventures, create jobs and foster entrepreneurship in the Southern Tier. The cost of this program is solely your time and passion to make your venture a success.
Over the course of the program, participants explore what their market looks like, diving into customer discovery and conducting interviews with their potential audience. They also explore customer distribution channels and revenue models.
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Recently, MicroBELLA was one of the first local start-ups to participate in the National Science Foundation’s I-Corps Short Courses. The free, two-week courses promote local innovation and allow for a hands-on approach.
Sophomores Kyrin Pollock and Matthew Gill will be speaking together about Enhance VR, their virtual reality start-up that is housed